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Cognitive Behavioral Interventions Efficacy

Please help me with giving a description and evaluation of three cognitive-behavioral interventions that have been found to be effective with a specific disorder. Justify your selection with evidence of empirical support and be sure to explain why you chose each intervention based on the underlying conceptualization of the problem in question. Then briefly state how, as a psychologist, cognitive-behavioral therapies "fit" or resonate for you.

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(1) Please help me with giving a description and evaluation of three cognitive-behavioral interventions that have been found to be effective with a specific disorder. Justify your selection with evidence of empirical support and be sure to explain why you chose each intervention based on the underlying conceptualization of the problem in question.

Research shows that in recent years, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) models have gained significant empirical support. For instance, based on the cognitive-behavioral model, children act out to cope with environmental circumstances or getting their needs met. CBT encompasses a category of related theories that are focused on tasks to solving a problem and/or making changes in a client's situation or environment (Archer & McCarthy, 2007). The therapeutic intervention encompasses a diverse set of techniques and strategies in which clients are encouraged to focus on environmental influences of the events, rather than the events themselves

(a) Jhangee (2014) explains the use and efficacy of CB therapies for treating substance abuse. She asserts that standard CBT is "the most effective approach to treatment with a drug and alcohol population that is accepted by many clients. However, other cognitive strategies are noting that are beneficial for relapses, recurrences, and can be used for many drug treatments including alcohol, cannabis, amphetamines, cocaine, heroin, and/other injecting drug use. For instance, relapse prevention (RP) rather than a standard cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) plan has been used for treating individuals with substance abuse.

RP is based on a set of cognitive strategies to help clients maintain treatments. The intervention differs from CBT in that training is emphasized for individuals who abuse drugs to develop skills to identify situations where they are most vulnerable to drug use. Originally, according to Jhangee (2014), RP was designed as a maintenance program after the treatment of substance use disorder, It is now viewed as a stand-alone treatment program. The therapeutic process involves identifying high-risk situations that triggers craving, and developing skills to manage these cravings or other painful emotions without using substances. The approach RP is reported to be effective as an evidence-based treatment plan. For instance, RP intervention helps to produce a positive outcome, and there is good evidence that abstinence rates ...

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This solution discusses the efficacy of three cognitive behavioral interventions in almost 1400 words, with references.

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